Guest Cralis Posted October 17, 2008 Share Posted October 17, 2008 Hi guys, Tomorrow, I fly! Quite (overly) excited. I'm only on page 108 (Out of 375!) on my BAK though. Just finished the bit about fuel, oils and engines. I must admit, I did read, but didn't over read the bit about variable pitched props. The things I am battling to understand are these Magneto things still. I guess if my instructor shows them to me tomorrow, I might understand, but I am not certain what they do. Does anyone have a simple answer? Are they there to provide the spark to the spark plug at the right time? And... if there are 2 magneto switches... both on, are there two sprk plugs in one cylinder being sparked at the same time? Then, if you find water in your tanks - is that the fuel ruined, or can the fuel be drained... the water removed and the fuel returned to the tanks? And there seems to be an area in the fuel tank where any dirt may settle. Sump, or something. Would the water not 'fall' into that, and not really cause an issue? I know water in tanks are bad, I'm just wondering why. And finally, one of the checks mentioned in my book is to ensure the right fuel is in the tanks. How do you check that!? Really looking forward tomorrow. class room from 09h00 to 10h00... then maybe some ground stuff to maybe 10h30, then an hours flight. I'm not sure if we will start barrel rolls and loops tomorrow, but.. we'll see. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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